StatsCan releases data from 2017 survey on opioid awareness
Most Canadians aged 18 years and older said they have some level of awareness about the opioid issue in Canada, stated results from Statistics Canada’s 2017 Survey on Opioid Awareness, released last month.
Over one-quarter (28 per cent) reported that they would know the signs of an overdose, while 7 per cent said they would know how to both obtain and administer naloxone.
Some of the most common opioids are fentanyl, OxyContin, morphine and codeine. Opioids are also available illegally in Canada.
According to the latest estimates produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada, 2,861 apparent opioid-related deaths occurred in Canada in 2016 and at least 1,460 occurred from January to June 2017.
The survey collection was conducted in November and December 2017.
For the full results, click here.